ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 19 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 10-22-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
Yellow Pig OP
Allergic to Asphalt!
 
Yellow Pig's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Kalifornia
Oddometer: 7,221
Thumb Trail Tech Voyager - Interesting GPS Speedo!

Trail Tech Voyager




Voyager

- GPS Speed, Distance
- Compass, Altitude
- Temperature, Maps
- View, Organize, Edit and Share Entire Trail Systems in 3D
- Designed Specifically to Meet the Needs of Off-Road Riders
- 240x400 WQVGA LCD - Readable in Intense Sunlight
- Engine Performance linked to GPS Data
- Crash Resistant, Off-Road Design
- Upload Routes from any GPS
- Customizable User Screens
- Model-Specific Integration
- Accurate Tracks, Even in the Toughest Terrain

Source: http://www.trailtechproducts.co.uk/a..._Products.html

__________________
So Many Idiots, So Few Comets!!!!!!!!!
Yellow Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
bingbong
Studly Adventurer
 
bingbong's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Obidos, Portugal
Oddometer: 770
Thumb

Wow that is very cool. me likey. Any prices announced yet?
__________________
R Nine T
"you're never too old to learn something stupid" -- unknown.
bingbong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
wbbnm
Beastly Adventurer
 
wbbnm's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
Oddometer: 1,980
Mechanically it looks a lot like my Vapor digital speedo on my KLR.
wbbnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:40 AM   #4
Tramontana
.
 
Tramontana's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Getting to "the point"...
Oddometer: 2,066
Looks interesting...

...but if speed and distance are 100% GPS based, will it be reliable enough? I've seen my GPS make up some pretty absurd "presumptions" regarding distance, when it has lost perfect signal in trees and canyons.

Cheers!
__________________
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great." - Mark Twain

Memberships: AMA 222838, COHVCO #4409, Blue Ribbon Coalition, Rollins Pass Restoration Association, Tread Lightly!

KD0DHK - Amateur Radio FCC Technician Class

Tread Lightly! Master Tread Trainer.
Tramontana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:42 AM   #5
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,669
nice!


Quote:
Originally Posted by wbbnm
Mechanically it looks a lot like my Vapor digital speedo on my KLR.
it's the same shape
__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present

Blakebird screwed with this post 10-22-2010 at 08:48 AM
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
Brian-M
Melting in GA
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Warm Springs, GA
Oddometer: 957
Since it looks so much like the Other Trail Tech offerings, I suspect it'll be a mix of mechanical inputs and digital. So you use their speedo kit to adapt whatever input you may have (mechanical off the wheel, or digital off the CS sprocket/whatever) to the device to get speed.

Looks like it Might be a nice package ~ though I hope it can run off bike power (it mentions Li-Ion batteries).
Brian-M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:04 AM   #7
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,669
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian-M
Looks like it Might be a nice package ~ though I hope it can run off bike power (it mentions Li-Ion batteries).
probably battery backup like the Vapor, with auto-switch to internal power if external power disconnected.
__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:10 AM   #8
1stworks
dude
 
1stworks's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: south side
Oddometer: 1,613
Hope its more reliable than some of there other products...

Looks cool..
__________________
RS inspired.


Dont be bitchy
Smile.
1stworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:15 AM   #9
theantipaul
Reforming Neandertal
 
theantipaul's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Niwot
Oddometer: 1,117
Crap, I just picked up the new Striker because it has a voltmeter and reads mileage in 100ths for when the roadbook rides come along.



Maybe I'll make a dual housing to mount both. I hear this a lot, but I can't find the price for it or the expected delivery.

Are they starting a GPX database too? http://www.ohvtrails.net/
__________________
degarate@highwaydirtbikes.com

Man lived, Man suffered, Man died


theantipaul screwed with this post 10-22-2010 at 10:59 AM
theantipaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
1stworks
dude
 
1stworks's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: south side
Oddometer: 1,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by theantipaul
Crap, I just picked up the new Striker because it has a voltmeter and reads mileage in tenths for when the roadbook rides come along.



Maybe I'll make a dual housing to mount both. I hear this a lot, but I can't find the price for it or the expected delivery.

Are they starting a GPX database too? http://www.ohvtrails.net/

cool!!!
__________________
RS inspired.


Dont be bitchy
Smile.
1stworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #11
modette
RMAR
 
modette's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Monument, CO
Oddometer: 4,329
I don't see the need for people that have a good GPS already. With my AceWell and my Zumo 550 I'm pretty happy. Plus that display looks to be real small for GPS usage.
__________________
Member of AMA, COHVCO, and RMAR
On the Board of Directors for RMAR: Director of Promotions
Our site: Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders
modette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:53 AM   #12
Hayduke
///SAFETY THIRD///
 
Hayduke's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Salida, coloRADo
Oddometer: 43,706
This looks sweet! Can't wait to see it in person and see what all the features are.

Adjustable ODO? numeric compass headings?
__________________
"What these people need is some mental psychology."-Bonnie Abbzug

Hayduke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #13
theantipaul
Reforming Neandertal
 
theantipaul's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Niwot
Oddometer: 1,117
The Voyager looks quite a bit bigger of a form factor then the Vapor et al. I'll bet the display ends up being about the size of the Garmin Oregons, what Trail Tech needs to come out with is a heads up display for your goggles!
__________________
degarate@highwaydirtbikes.com

Man lived, Man suffered, Man died

theantipaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #14
merickk
Living Folk Tale
 
merickk's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Now 20 miles south of Colorado
Oddometer: 11,211
Greeeat just what I didn't need to know..something else I'm gonna have to spend money on

I use the vapor on my XRL and love it. Can only think that with a integrated GPS it'd be a must have.
__________________
Sincerely,
Tex
merickk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #15
garridan
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Oddometer: 44
Some Answers for the Trail Tech GPS - Voyager

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tramontana
...but if speed and distance are 100% GPS based, will it be reliable enough? I've seen my GPS make up some pretty absurd "presumptions" regarding distance, when it has lost perfect signal in trees and canyons.

Cheers!
The speed and the distance are gathered through a wheel sensor cable like Vapor and Vector as well as the GPS speed. We highly recommend the wheel sensor for accurate speed and odometer (distance).

Voyager connects to DC or AC vehicle power and has a lithium ion battery for back up. Voyager also has a engine temperature sensor, the data is recorded with the GPS track data. We have added an ignition sensor for smart data logging.

The unit is a little larger than Vapor and Vector. The screen is a WQVGA LCD with incredible resolution, contrast and visibility in direct sunlight.

Another interesting feature is the open source trail sharing. Through http://ohvtrails.net/ a rider can download trails to Voyager via the SDmicro card.

The introductory price is $279.95 for the complete kit, model specific. Voyager starts shipping the week of 11/1/10. The website (http://trailtech.net/voyager.html) should have more information later today. We are taking pre-sale orders now.

Heads-up goggle display. I like it!

Garridan
garridan@trailtech.net
360-687-4530
garridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014